Keke Palmer, 30, made history by winning an Emmy for outstanding host for a game show for NBC’s “Password” at the 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards. She becomes the first woman to achieve this feat in 15 years.
Palmer expressed gratitude during her acceptance speech, thanking Jimmy Fallon and NBC. Fallon praised Palmer’s sharp, charming, and quick-witted hosting style. This year marked the first time the category was part of the Primetime Emmys, and Palmer is also the first black woman to win or be nominated in this category.
Palmer announced her excitement on Instagram, sharing photos of herself proudly holding the award. She won ahead of nominees Steve Harvey, Ken Jennings, Mayim Bialik, and Pat Sajak. Meredith Vieira was the last woman to win this category in 2009.
“Password” has been renewed for a second season following its success.